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Joanne Elgart Jennings is an award-winning independent producer and multi-media journalist who manages all aspects of production from start to finish.
As executive producer at KQED, she oversaw the production of KQED Newsroom, Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders, and several co-productions with the Center for Investigative Reporting, including State of Surveillance and Hunger in the Valley.
During a 13-year tenure at the PBS NewsHour, Jennings produced and directed hundreds of documentary-style news features throughout the United States and internationally - including a widely acclaimed series on AIDS in Africa. Jennings also covered breaking news, including Hurricane Katrina, the Deep Water Horizon oil spill, the Kosovo War and Haiti's devastating earthquake. She worked extensively in the Middle East, producing stories in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel, Palestine, Bahrain, and Turkey.
Her short film, Guns on Campus, aired on PBS's Independent Lens in 2017 following the broadcast of the feature documentary TOWER and was honored at the PBS Online Film Festival. 
Her work has been honored by numerous journalistic organizations including the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Society of Professional Journalists, CINE and New York Festivals.
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